Christmas is Murder, a dog named christmas, dashing through the snow, Walking Dead compendium 2, No Impact Man
Finished off 3 Christmas reads; decent but not great. Also continued Walking Dead series- very good but different from the series.
New trend in young adult literature- publishing a manga or graphic novel to compliment the novel. I loved Soulless by Gail Carriger and this manga edition of the same story was equally pleasant. I'm not sure if I read the manga 1st I would have understood the world they live in or have fallen in love with it so easily but it was nice to revisit the story. This is a series I will continue.
I love Christmas fiction and this one is a young adult romance mix up. It's takes place on a cruise ship and includes boy bands. I's just ok.
A young adult suspenseful read with an interesting plot. It doesn't go far enough for me but will be a good fast freshman read.
As much as I love Miss Peregrine's Home, this one lingers and isn't as fulfilling further proving that when an author knows there will be a trilogy they don't make each book stand alone. Irritating. But the language is beautiful and, again, I stopped to soak in the imagery of Riggs.
Another cozy mystery in the cat who series. Comforting as usual. I like to listen to these as I'm cleaning house because they are easy to dip in and out of and the characters are familiar.
This illustrated book makes learning about Malaysia humorous and intriguing. Lat has a wry sense of humor that makes you return to earlier pages because you want to 'get' what this 'boy' went through growing up.
Shaun Tan is a talented illustrator/story teller. His work is so unique and otherworldly I had a hard time adjusting to his world. That being said I will have readers who will connect with his works and I appreciate what he is bringing to the graphic/wordless storytelling genre.
Wow. Andrew Smith for girls is one way to describe this gritty, edgy, funny romp. I love the cover and the humor. Kippy is a unique, no apologies gal not often seen in YA. Recommended for older teens and adults.
Not my favorite Austen but enjoyable. I recommend listening to the free audio version via the web. Fanny is a memorable Austen character and once again the good girl wins over the not so good girls and that's something these days!
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!